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By Kenneth M. Setton, Harry W. Hazard

The six volumes of A historical past of the Crusades will stand because the definitive heritage of the Crusades, spanning 5 centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian views, and containing a wealth of data and research of the heritage, politics, economics, and tradition of the medieval international.

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When these three champions of the crusade assembled in Cyprus, war with the Moslems became a foregone conclusion. Peter's occupation of Adalia in 1361 only whetted the king's appetite for further and greater victories against the Moslems in other fields. In order to ensure the success of his passagium generale, the king embarked on a European tour to implore the sovereigns of western Christendom for manpower and materiel. He sailed from Fame1gust a in the company of the patriarch Peter Thomas and his chancellor Philip of Mezieres on October 24, 1362.

12 A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES m the Aegean crusade, which resulted in the capture of Smyrna in 1344. 16 After prolonged negotiat ions between the Roman see and Venice, pope Clement VI in a memorandum dated August 1343 proclaimed the formation of a Holy League to suppress Turkish aggression. The constituent members of the League agreed among themselves on raising a fleet of twenty galleys to intercept Turkish movements in the Archipelago; Venice was ready to provide six, the pope four, king Hugh IV of Cyprus four, and the Hospitallers six.

000 L:OO"'-~-' _: • _j KILOMETERS 50 Sowpol>s i 's M il ES J' . ,... 3&' ... "~ . > 25' J· I 2S' 3. The Straits and the Aegean 29' I A d• 100 so 1·2· II BYZANTIUM AND THE CRUSADES, 126 1- 1 3 54 F rom the first the Byzantine empire had been intimately connected with the movement of the western crusades to the Holy Land. It had perhaps even been the appeals of Alexius I Comnenus for aid against the Selchiikid Turks that had put into the head of pope The principal Greek historians for the period 1261 - 1453, of primary importanc~ for the Byzantine aspect of the later crusades, are George Pachymeres, De Mlchaele et Andronico Palaeologls libri Xlll (ed.

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